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Fognini Hires Barazzutti For 2020 Season

Fabio Fognini has created a partnership of Italian tennis royalty by bringing on Corrado Barazzutti as his new coach for the upcoming season. Fognini, Barazzutti, Matteo Berrettini and Adriano Panatta are the only four Italians to crack the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings. ”I’m happy to introduce my new Team Fogna!” Fognini tweeted on Saturday. “I’m excited to be working with Corrado Barazzutti as my head coach and with
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Wawrinka's Training, Federer's Dad Joke: Best Social Media Posts Of The Week

From Roger Federer to Stan Wawrinka, the world's top players have been busy on and off the court. Check out our roundup of the best social media posts from the past week that show what your favourite players have been up to! Stan Wawrinka has begun his preparations for next season and is hard at work with fitness trainer Pierre Paganini. More than 15 years working together and still we
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How Tsitsipas, Following In Sampras' Footsteps, Is Inspiring Greece

The 2019 season will always be one to remember for Nitto ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, and not just because of his success on the court. Tsitsipas met his idol, former World No. 1 Pete Sampras, for the first time at Indian Wells. The Greek and his family got to briefly chat with Sampras, an American of Greek origin with whom he happens to share a birthday. “That (dreaming) face
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Maytin Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Three months ago, Roberto Maytin lifted up an ATP Challenger Tour doubles title in California. The 30-year-old Venezuelan is now focussed on his health after revealing he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Maytin made the announcement in an Instagram post on 21 November. His family also set up a GoFundMe page to help cover his medical expenses. Maytin said he will undergo chemotherapy treatments and vowed to return to professional tennis.
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Jarry Brings On Bottini For Next Season

Nicolas Jarry has hired Dante Bottini as his new coach in a bid to reach even greater heights next year. The Chilean started working this week with Bottini, who was part of Kei Nishikori’s team for nine years, and will spend his preseason at the IMG Academy in Florida. “I am very happy to start working with Dante. He has great experience at the highest level and I hope to
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Top Five Grand Slam Comebacks In 2019

.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPTour.com looks at the top five comebacks in Grand Slam matches in 2019. 5. Aljaz Bedene d. Benoit Paire, US Open, Second Round (Match Stats) Aljaz Bedene had never reached the third round in New York
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ATP Cup: How Berrettini & Fognini Have Led The Rise Of Italian Tennis

On 14 May 2017, World No. 29 Fabio Fognini played then-21-year-old Matteo Berrettini in the first round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. On paper, the match was not memorable. Fognini advanced past the World No. 249 6-1, 6-3 in 71 minutes, and he’d go on to upset then-World No. 1 Andy Murray in straight sets in the next round. For the Italians in attendance, though, this was a glimpse into
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Top Five ATP Match Comebacks Of 2019

.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0; } .videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Continuing our Season In Review series, ATPWorldTour.com looks at the top five comebacks in ATP matches in 2019. 5. Andreas Seppi d. Zhizhen Zhang, Huajin Securities Zhuhai Championships, Second Round (Match Stats) Fans in Zhuhai had quickly rallied around Zhang. The rising
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Djokovic's Influence On Serbian Tennis To Be On Display At ATP Cup

Novak Djokovic earned his first ATP Rankings points in July 2003. At the time, there were only two Serbians – Janko Tipsarevic (No. 147) and Boris Pashanski (No. 254) – in the Top 300 of the ATP Rankings. But 17 years later, after Djokovic's 77 tour-level titles, including 16 Grand Slams and 34 ATP Masters 1000s, it's clear the effect Serbia's top sportsman has had on his home country. Serbia